Lobeleaf Kammstack

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As the Kammite soils become ever more productive, the opportunity opens up for further floral diversity. With the relative lack of predation on the virgin landmass of Kamm, new flora could afford investing in bolstering their photosynthetic capabilities, as seen with the Lobeleaf Kammstack.

As a mid-early succession flora, the Lobeleaf Kammstack exchanges its ancestral hardiness for a preference to grow in richer soils; as a consequence, it can grow comparatively faster at the cost of being somewhat more sensitive to environmental change. The Lobeleaf Kammstack also has the benefit of growing healthier in soils that contain little lead, as its structures do not require as much of it. The lack of predation also means that this flora can invest substantially less in incorporating spite in its tissues.

The Lobeleaf Kammstack grows in repeating whorls, with each whorl usually bearing six fronds and new whorls growing below the pissballoon; said fronds are quite wide, accentuating photosynthetic area. The flora’s roots house Nitropellets, which facilitate nutrient intake. With the added input of sugars and nitrogenous compounds, the lobeleaf can grow twice as tall as its ancestry. As it bears photosynthetic pigments different from the endemic beardnoms, the two varieties of flora can cohabitate neatly.

Like its ancestry, the pissballoon remains a fixed organ on the Lobeleaf Kammstack. As its spores develop, the helium bladder inflates considerably until it inevitably bursts, which occurs in mid-autumn. The force of the burst sends spores skyward, which will hopefully settle in a suitable patch of soil and become new lobeleaves. The pissballoon typically regenerates by late spring.